Within the Cloud space, the main challenges are privacy and data security, customer expectations regarding performance, as well as the lack of knowledge and skills available. There is a challenge for recruiters being able to keep up with the demand and expansion of the cloud industry due to a lack of skilled and qualified professionals.
Technology cycles are getting shorter and are currently about 5 years, which makes it extremely difficult to ensure you have a constant supply of talent and skills to meet both current and future business objectives. Due to the competition for cloud resources, HR needs to ensure that they stand out from the crowd and carefully consider who they want to recruit and how attractive they are as an employer to this cohort. Those that prioritise the needs of the workforce, are more often than not the ones that attract the best people.